Keep up to date with the top 10 players in both the men's and women's games with the golf world rankings
The Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) is a system used to rate the performance levels of male professional golfers. It was first introduced in 1986 and is endorsed by the four major championships and six professional golf tours, these are the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.
- Quiz: Can you name every male player to reach World No 1?
- Quiz: Can you name every female player to reach World No 1?
How are the World Golf Rankings calculated?
The system used to calculate the rankings can be confusing.
Golfers receive points based on their performance and the quality of the event that they are playing in. Points remain on a player’s tally for two years but are reduced on a sliding scale of 13 weeks so more recent success carries a greater weighting.
A player’s points tally is calculated by dividing the number of points by the number of events they have played in over the two year period with a minimum of 40 events needed to obtain a ranking. The World Golf Rankings are updated every Monday.
Men’s World Golf Rankings: Top 10
At the other end of the scale, Rickie Fowler has fallen out of the top 100 for the first time since he entered it back in 2010.
World No 1: Dustin Johnson
World No 2: Justin Thomas
World No 3: Jon Rahm
World No 4: Collin Morikawa
World No 5: Xander Schauffele
World No 6: Bryson DeChambeau
World No 7: Patrick Reed
World No 8: Tyrrell Hatton
World No 9: Webb Simpson
World No 10: Patrick Cantlay
- Visit the Official World Golf Rankings website for more
Women’s World Golf Rankings: Top 10
World No 1: Jin Young Ko
World No 2: Inbee Park
World No 3: Sei Young Kim
World No 4: Nelly Korda
World No 5: Danielle Kang
World No 6: Lexi Thompson
World No 7: Brooke Henderson
World No 8: Minjee Lee
World No 9: Hyo-Joo Kim
World No 10: Nasa Hataoka
- Visit the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings website for more